Inundated by one of Virginia's largest lakes, Lake Moomaw, Bolar Mountain Recreational Area. Brimming with family-minded activities, this outdoor playground is ideal for you and your like-blooded kin. And, just a skipping rock from the shoreline, be sure to pack plenty of SPF-heavy sunscreen.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
122 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Bolar Mountain Recreation Area and Campground.

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Hipcamper Liz
Liz S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 9th, 2017

Bolar Mountain is the place to go to unplug. With AT&T and Project Fi, we had no service, which was fantastic. Switch your phones to airplane mode to save your battery but still take pictures.

Bolar Mountain has four different loops you can pick your site from. The hosts are friendly and offer an outdoor movie night Saturday's at their amphitheater near the beach. Having camped other places, we really love the tranquility of Lake Moomaw. They have a beach but you can also swim from many of the camp sites. The hosts keep everything in excellent condition and also have a little camp store at their marina. The store sells one of everything, but might not always have something in stock.

Can't wait to return tomorrow!

Siesta at site 28.Beautiful lake water.Lookout near the marina.Rented kayaks from the marina for a day of exploring on the lake.
Hipcamper Kenny & Laura
Kenny & Laura B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 26th, 2017

one of my favorite places to go with friends when I was young. So relaxing. Great beach, fishing, swimming, and hiking. Fairly private campsites. Better in the middle of the week, quite crowded on weekends.

Hipcamper Kristina E.
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August 16th, 2018
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February 26th, 2018
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November 7th, 2017
Hipcamper Kenny & Laura B.
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September 26th, 2017
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August 23rd, 2017
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August 18th, 2017
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July 9th, 2017
George Washington National Forest
United States
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37.985° N, 79.974° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 6 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 1 Site
(Up to 50 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 113 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / Van: 2 Sites
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